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Pressbox (Press Release) - PROVISO DataMart includes enhanced OSS integration for automated service management for service providers.

21 November 2000
For immediate distribution Quallaby # 0008

Quallaby, a leading provider of highly scalable network performance solutions, today announced general availability of PROVISO 2.1, the network monitoring and service assurance software architected for network service providers (NSPs). This release builds on PROVISO's Oracle-based network, service, and performance data mart (PROVISO DataMart) with new features for operational support system (OSS) interoperability and overall increased scalability.

Key to OSS interoperability is that PROVISO DataMart can integrate service information with actual performance metrics and apply them to customer service guarantees. This information enhances other OSS functions such as configuration management, fault management, security, and accounting. NSPs gain improved network performance and faster and more accurate provisioning, while their enterprise customers gain reports enriched with service level information mapped to customer-specific attributes via PROVISO DataView web portal.

PROVISO 2.1 adds new OSS integration points and support for high-level queries of aggregated and correlated data. These improvements simplify integration with in-house developed and commercially available OSS software and facilitate automation of routine procedures. For example, now a customer web portal and the associated performance verification reports can be automatically provisioned in PROVISO DataView as soon as a circuit is supplied.

"OSS integration, particularly through sharing service performance information, is rapidly becoming a strategic requirement for NSPs," noted Tim Weis, senior analyst at TeleChoice. "Quallaby is leveraging the PROVISO carrier-class data mart with more integration points for OSS data sharing, thus leading the way to more competitive operations for both NSPs and their customers."

PROVISO 2.1 improves overall system scalability by enhancing the performance of PROVISO DataMart to aggregate network performance data from the distributed PROVISO collectors. Thus, network operations reports and service level reports can span larger networks while maintaining a single top-level view. And, because PROVISO DataView reports are generated on-demand, operators can identify and respond to network conditions more quickly than ever before.

"With the release of PROVISO 2.1, Quallaby continues to focus on the rigorous requirements of network service providers for an automated provisioning process," said Greg Ferguson, Quallaby CEO. "With the availability of the integrated data mart, PROVISO helps to enrich the service management chain, from provisioning right through to billing."

About Quallaby
Quallaby Corporation is a leading provider of highly scalable network management solutions worldwide. Quallaby's PROVISOŽ is the first carrier-class network monitoring and service assurance solution to enable carriers and network service providers to build the network performance data marts they need to meet their business requirements. Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, Quallaby has offices in France, United Kingdom, Germany, California, Texas and Virginia. Chosen as one of the Top 100 Emerging Companies to Watch in 2000 by Computerworld, Quallaby is a privately-held company. For more information, visit Quallaby's web site at http://www.quallaby.com.

For more information, visit Quallaby's web site at www.quallaby.com

Quallaby, the Quallaby logo, PROVISO, the PROVISO logo, PROVISO Manager, PROVISO Report, and PROVISO Library, are trademarks of Quallaby Corporation. Worldwide registration of trademarks is in progress.

This news release (and illustrations/photographs if supplied) is issued in accordance with Clause 1.2j of the British Codes of Advertising and Sales Promotion and therefore cannot be subject to a transaction of any kind.

For further information, please contact:
PR Agency Contact:

Maria Hudson
Sam Hall
Insight Marketing Concepts
Tel: +44-1344-871900
Fax: +44-1344-871999

Client Contact:
Mark Stancombe
Tel: +44-1256 698 355
Fax: +44-1252 761 001
Email mstancombe@quallaby.com
Web site: http://www.quallaby.com

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